"Devil With The Green Eyes" as written by and Matthew Sweet....
I can understand you're living in a prison
I know you can only see me as a vision
I might fade away with the coming of a new dawn

And your heart is breaking.
What are you gonna do now
That you're tired of faking it?
Well, it's hard to take it
When you know what happens each time

The devil with the green eyes
Said you were never meant to be mine
'Cause I came up from a dark world
And every love I've ever know is dead

If you come close enough to see I am inhuman
I will tell you why you're feeling so uncertain
Every word I say has a way of turning evil in you
And your heart is breaking.

What are you gonna do now
That you're tired of faking it?
Well, it's hard to take it
When you know what happens each time

The devil with the green eyes
Said you were never meant to be mine
'Cause I came up from a dark world
And every love I've ever know is dead

And your heart is breaking
What are you gonna do now
That you're tired of faking it?
Well, it's hard to take it
When you know what happens each time

The devil with the green eyes
Said you were never meant to be mine
'Cause I came up from a dark world
And every love I've ever known
Every love I've ever known
Every love I've ever know is dead


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"Devil with the Green Eyes" as written by Matthew Sweet

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  • +1
    General Commentmakes no sense to me...it can't be literal but the symbolism is over me...
    ZinbobDanon June 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    Translation"I might fade away with the coming of a new dawn"...could mean that if this relationship ends (new dawn), he/she will no longer "exist" (fade away).

    Just a thought...
    wahlanderon June 23, 2017   Link
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    TranslationThe devil with the green eyes
    Said you were never meant to be mine
    (jealousy and insecurity)

    'Cause I came up from a dark world

    (baggage from other relationships)

    And every love I've ever known
    Every love I've ever known
    Every love I've ever know is dead

    (pretty obvious statement...meaning that all his/her previous loves have failed)
    wahlanderon June 23, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think he's kind of feeling pity for himself because he tends to choose women who bring out his dark side
    angryroboton April 10, 2005   Link

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